MARCH 6 – International Women’s Day 2016 Celebration: A Woman’s World … is an Inside Job!

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2016, A Celebration of Women™ Foundation Inc. will be hosting a superb day of amazing sharing from the heart. Below is a peek at our speakers for your enjoyment. JOIN US – MARCH 6, 2016

“A Woman’s World … is an Inside Job!”

DATE: MARCH 6, 2016

TIME: 11 AM – 6 PM
VENUE: The Hard Rock Cafe, 279 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1N8



11:00 AM – 11:18 AM ABBY MCDONALD @ Rising Feminine Divine
11:20 AM – 11:38 AM TABI JATOI @ Maternal Health
11:40 AM – 11:58 AM SHELLY SKINNER @ Sexuality
12:00 PM – 12:18 PM HODAN NALAYEH @ Resiliency
12:20 PM – 12:38 PM DR. MARLYN MORRIS, Ph.D. @ Clearing Blockages to Blessings from the Inner World
12:40 PM – 12:58 PM URZ HEER @ Media
1:00 PM – 1:18 PM MINA RAHRAVAN @ Careers

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM LUNCH BREAK

2:30 PM – 2:48 PM ELIZABETH CORRIEA @ Street Kids Program
2:50 PM – 3:08 PM GAIL HAYNES @ Kids and Money
3:10 PM – 3: 28 PM JACINTH TRACEY, Ph.D. @ Empowerment
3:30 PM – 3: 48 PM VICTORIA LORIENT-FAIBISH @ Relationships
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM AMEERA AMEERULLAH | CEO – Lender – Broker @ Women and Finance









mds logoMillion Dollar Smiles is a non-profit organization that provides support for families with children facing adversity from life threatening illnesses.

This is accomplished through a wide range of fund-raising campaigns that enable MDS to fund gift-giving and special events targeted to children up to the age of 18.

We build playgrounds for children during the summer months to make their journey a little bright and create smiles for the children and the parents.

We will be hosting a 50% – 50% DRAW offering 100% proceeds to the above amazing initiative for special needs children.


elenAlong with the Hospital of sick children, Chocoladate has launched an initiative to gift 220 active volunteers at Women’s Auxiliary at the hospital a gift of chocolate on International women’s day. The hospital would like to surprise WA division. Women’s Auxiliary division has been a crucial part of the hospital since 1950. The WA is a registered charity working within SickKids to help patients and their families.

The contribution can be done through our website using this link HERE. You need to write sick children beside your name, and the box of chocolate will be shipped to Women’s Auxiliary at the hospital of sick children.

On March 6th we would like to do a raffle for the people who donated. Our prizes by our sponsors are Natural skin care products by Amway by Izsabella Verzberger with , 2 gift certificates for Astro reading by Astro Coah Ilian Ivana , and 5 Gift certificate by Nana couture,


JA Nursing Logo mediumOUR COMMUNITY MATTERS Michelle Smith, is a multi-passionate social entrepreneur, she is the founder of JA Nursing We Care Inc. a Non-profit organization established by it’s founder on the basis of working in the healthcare system It was clear to Michelle that simply focusing on the issue isn’t enough. JA Nursing WE CARE Inc. is an organization that addresses health and social literacy by providing clear, and reliable information, which is essential to helping people manage their health and Social needs. Health and social literacy is the ability to access, understand and act on information received. We understand, that in order to serve the community we have to recognize the needs accordingly.

Our MISSION is to increase the health and social literacy for individuals of all ages, demographics, and cultures. We are enthusiastically engaged in partnerships with other organizations through our outreach model and our tailored initiatives.

Our VISION is to create agents of change throughout all communities,
in order to improve the overall impact of advocacy.

Our MANDATE Is to use a Trans-cultural practice that focuses on the beliefs and practices of individuals or groups of similar or different culture, when considering the social determinants that affect health and other social barriers.

We Nurse our community by assessing, planning , implementing, evaluating, and intervening to change outcomes for the communities that we serve. We Enhance access to programs and services. We are your health and social literacy facilitators.









AMEERAAmeera Ameerullah – CEO/Founder As CEO and Founder of CMFG, Ameera has more than a decade of experience in the mortgage industry. As an accredited mortgage broker, Ameera specializes in property investments, asset management, mortgage financing and real estate development as well as financing for energy and mining projects. Her successes include significant commercial and private projects in Canada, the US, Costa Rica, Barbados and Africa. She has arranged financing for all levels of residential real estate from modest starter homes to palatial estates.

Ameera focuses on educating her clients in investing and leveraging in real estate so they can build personal wealth and benefit from the financial freedom that results. She has a deep, personal understanding of the challenges people face in securing their financial future. Ameera has established herself as a recognized leader in the rapidly growing industry of commercial and residential lending. Her experiences in Finance, Law, Marketing and Social Services have given Ameera the broad base of professional knowledge and people skills that make her so effective in helping her clients plan and achieve financial independence.

Ameera is a strong advocate for human rights, and is committed to building a better future for vulnerable people. She is the Founder of the DavidAnn Foundation for HIV Aids & Cancer, Restore Humanity and The Homeless & Orphan Foundation of Canada. She is a proud supporter and mentor at Casey House in Toronto, North York Women’s Shelter, Covenant House, Providence Healthcare, Sick Kids Hospital and the Bowmanville Nursing Home. Ameera believes in the empowerment of children, women and the elderly, volunteering her time to work with youths in the criminal justice system, survivors of sexual and physical abuse as well as people suffering from addictions and mental illness.


Canada Mortgage and Financial Group is an independently owned and operated mortgage company with a specialized focus on commercial and residential financing. We are a venture capital lender that facilitates real estate funding across Canada and the US.

With access to more than 50 lending institutions and private lenders, CMFG delivers affordable solutions to meet your financial needs and expectations. We believe in educating individuals and families to help manage their finances, establish and maintain good credit, invest in real estate, and build personal wealth. Our team of professionals has a combined experience of more than 60 years and a strong understanding of our clients’ financial and real estate needs.


urz hsUrz Heer has been a host on Rogers TV since 2011. Aside from being a TV personality, she is best known as a social, community and interfaith activist in Peel.

She was born in Hamilton and has lived in Brampton since 1992. She went to the University of Western Ontario in London, ON for BSc Undergraduate studies and also has a B.A in Economics with a minor in Education.

Professionally, she has worked in the financial, non-profit, union and political industry specializing in risk management, leadership building, projects management and community outreach.

In her spare time, she is passionate about peace and leads interfaith initiatives as a co-founder of Shalom-Salaam Toronto and Women Gathering: Pathways for Peace. She led an interfaith dialogue in 2002 when Pope John Paul II was in Toronto. In 2009, Urz represented Canada at the International Tools for Peace Conference in Caux, Switzerland engaging global leaders towards building a better world.

urz hs 3In 2013, she was appointed to be a Canadian delegate for the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) promoting interfaith and human rights. Urz also currently serves on the steering committee of the Interfaith Council of Peel.

Urz is an advocate on empowerment and leadership building for women and youth in the community and has served on the board of MIAG Centre for Diverse Women & Families in Mississauga. She was recognized on International Women’s Day in 2014 in Mississauga and has been a speaker at various conferences throughout the GTA and in the US on topics related to interfaith, media and women empowerment.

She is a Director for The Care Factor Community Services Inc, since 2005, a not-for-profit foundation which serves to help raise funds in humanitarian aid and disaster relief. She is also on Peel Regional Police Chief’s Advisory Board since 2014. Urz received an award with Peel Crime Stoppers in 2013 for her work in the community.

Heer Now on Rogers TV Peel is a weekly show highlighting local community issues. Urz enjoys engaging with movers and shakers through discussion on her show to enlighten the community.


mina miniTHE SKY’S THE LIMIT – Our first female Tactical Flight Officer, Constable Mina Rahravan
When Constable Mina Rahravan goes to work, she has a different view of the world. And it’s not just because she spends most of her day hundreds of feet above the ground. Rahravan patrols York Region from an altitude of 500 to 1,000 feet as the first female Tactical Flight Officer for York Regional Police.

Rahravan adopted a broader perspective on life decades ago, while growing up amidst the chaos of war in Tehran, Iran. “I grew up lacking peace and freedom and I set out to create what was lacking,” Rahravan said. Joining York Regional Police officer in 2009, the recruit was affectionately known by her platoon mates as “Ray of Sunshine” for her unwavering positivity.

That outlook didn’t come easy.

Along her journey, Rahravan mastered English, Spanish and French in addition to Farsi, her native language. Her interest in a cultural, global dialogue has helped her excel with the police service. “When people have to interact with police, it’s not always a good day for them,” Rahravan explained. “In a diverse region like York, it’s important for police to try to have cultural understanding. But I know that if they have a conflict and I don’t understand it, I can’t take it personally.”

Rahravan’s culturally-sensitive approach to policing saw her appointed as one of four Canadian to participate in a three-week International Visitors’ Leadership Program, hosted by the U.S. Department of State, promoting interfaith dialogue and human rights. The tour hit a nerve with the constable, who has experienced a plethora of cultures in her lifetime. She has made it her goal to showcase the connections York Regional Police makes with diverse communities. “The trip was a wake-up call for me,” said Rahravan.

“I now see an opportunity to bring York Regional Police to the global stage. The sky’s the limit.”



Dr Tabinda Jatoi

imageDoctor/Women rights advocate/ /Humanitarian/ Motivational Speaker/Facilitator/Financial Advisor & Asset Management Consultant/ Mompreneur. Bachelor in Medicine & Surgery; Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Management.

I was born in a typical Feudal Culture where Birth of a Girl was Considered a “Burden.” But my birth was Extravagantly celebrated by my Strong Parents. Their bold decisions were to allow me to get higher education, work amongst Men & drive a car! Their coaching sharpened my self-reliance to conquer that forbidden & rigid environment.

This enlighten my passion to advocate for Women as a “Change Manager!”

Experience of more than a decade in the development, management and leadership of community & public health programs related to Women of Low Socio-economic status & vulnerable children. Successfully Plan, organize & implement programs which bring Financial, domestic & emotional Empowerment and positive Behaviour change to women of low socio-economic status.

Successfully implemented the health & community programs from the platform of organizations like Jhpiego an affiliate of John Hopkins University. USA; PSI(population services international); USAID; UNFPA; KfW & IRC. This contributed directly to reducing maternal, newborn, and child mortality in South Asia. Research work was accepted by American Public Health Association and Birthing the World Canada.

As an Asset Management Advisor Helping, supporting & empowering Moms & families to get access to wide range of options to manage their finances and enable them to make best decision for their family.

Mom of a 2 year old beautiful, active, smart boy born with a multiple rare medical conditions. So currently actively participating in related social media networks & Volunteering with an organization to raise awareness. Working to launch my book addressing to challenges faced by families who have children with medical challenges. Enjoying 14 years of Happy marriage with a caring & loving husband who encourages & supports my passion, job & dedication!







elizabeth Book PhotoElizabeth Correia – Mother of three beautiful boys; Keeno, Captain and Kirk who joined her family in 2008, motivational speaker, writer and founder of ‘D.e.v.a In You Group’ which is a self development and Life Coaching Company for women and at-risk girls.

This woman finds peace and joy in uplifting women and encouraging youth from all walks of life to discover the D.e.v.a within (the divine, exalted, victorious, angelic). She has embraced her destiny in empowering women and girls and is committed to using her story in service of her community.

Elizabeth lives life on and with purpose-daily.

She is no stranger to obstacles and adversity; abused as a child, in and out of foster care, struggled to make it out in the world alone and pregnant in her teens. She knows exactly what it means to be a survivor. Elizabeth does not believe these things hold you down or back.

She quotes, “My trials and tribulations have help to shape me into the woman I am today. I’m far from perfect but I strive to be the best I can be without taking things serious enough to affect me negatively”

If You Played in My Playground’ is a temporal experience. It hearkens back to a youth gone by but makes certain the reader is aware that this is Elizabeth’s playground. And with this comes a life you have not experienced until now when you walk alongside throughout her tumultuous story.

In Elizabeth’s debut novel her unique new voice tells the story of a Portuguese woman navigating the ghetto of Toronto. She trudges through ill- gotten neighbourhoods with a knowledge that they are her own and carries a strong will through welfare, drug trafficking, lost lovers and all forms of physical and sexual abuse. She becomes as hardened as the ones who have wronged her; unable to clean the wounds she bore at such a tender age. She is unable to understand why the world has taken everything away from her including the one person who loved her: Her Vuvo (Grandmother). Slowly, she finds love incrementally through the birth and rearing of her son Keeno and is saved by God in the eyes of the Church. Elizabeth’s story imprints itself on you with its’ heartbreaking honesty and her remarkable ability to recall the details of her own coming of age. It is a story that needs to be told and a beacon for women everywhere.

This is Elizabeth’s first book length project. It is a memoir detailing her own life and reflects the extreme circumstances of violence and abuse she dealt with at a young age. This book is a cathartic and cleansing experience for her and one she needs to tell the world. It’s relevance spans Toronto and illuminates an underbelly Torontonians should be exposed to. It also is a part of her quest to create awareness for women everywhere about the effects of emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

Elizabeth’s story cannot be missed. It is a story you may think you have heard before but not in a voice as vibrant and strong as hers.

Six years ago Elizabeth founded Street Projects which provides aid, feeds the hungry, clothes the poor and ministers to those who have lost hope and have been disadvantaged by family and social circumstances. Her motivation to better the streets of Toronto is deeply rooted from her life as a street kid. Elizabeth has dedicated her life to positive girls/women’s development programming. She has chosen to use her story in service of her community and to serve the world.


morrisDr. Marlyn Morris PhD; M. Sc (Econ.);LLB; B.A; Dip. Ed; CPC – A multi-skilled, trained and qualified Development Policy and Planning Expert , An Educator/Trainer, as well as a Legislative Drafter, with a PhD and M. Sc (Econ.) in Planning and Development and Urban Development Planning respectively, from the University College London (UK); a BA (Hons.)-Double Major in Geography and Geology from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, an LLB (Hons.) from the University of Wolverhampton (UK), a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and a Certificate in Legislative Drafting from Boston University, USA. Dr Morris is also a Certified Teacher and a Certified Professional Coach (CPC); Certified in Strategic Project/Programme and Performance Management, as well as an Environmental and Social Impact Assessor of Development Projects and Programmes.

Since 2006-Engaged in Volunteerism, Mentoring, Coaching, Counselling and Motivational Speaking. Focus Groups:- 1) vulnerable women, men and youth as well as the conduct of programmes for ensuring peak performance and empowerment training for these same groups 2) Adult tertiary learners in leadership development training.3) coaching and advisory for small entrepreneurs.

With 0ver 30 years in the education services sector, is well experienced in:- secondary school teaching. student counselling, coaching and mentoring for peak performance and academic excellence, time management and conflict resolution. 2007-2012, established and operated a school for social and emotional learning for secondary and tertiary level students in an afternoon learning enrichment program. Taught students at the University level in the M.Sc in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. Currently, is a Member of the Board of the Ontario National Alliance of Black School Educators (ONABSE), where she is the Interim Chair of the Higher Education Commission.

The OCDT is a Private Career College for personal and professional development training, students social and emotional learning and mindfulness training for academic, career and life success. It also provides parental training for raising conscious, authentic, and spiritually connected children.


shellynewShelly Skinner studied Sexuality studies, Human Relations at Concordia University. Deepen your understanding of the role of human sexuality in society and behaviour by exploring the nature and meaning of sexuality theoretically, creatively and in the context of practical community work. Develop the ability to recognize the ways in which sexuality is manifest in, and affects, culture, social organization and identity.

Areas of specialization include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, transsexual, queer, and heterosexual studies.

You’ll draw on many disciplines including literature, religion, cinema, art history, feminist studies, fine arts, queer theory and cultural studies.

‘I believe that everyone can have the sex life they always wanted!’

Communication is the key and knowledge is the foundation of having just what you desire for a healthy relationship with yourself and your partner.

My career started with an education in sexuality and human relations at Concordia University in Montreal, and with every student a deep desire to afford rent and meals. This lea to a career with Passion Parties. A company developed by women for women. Having now traveled, through Passion Parties, across North America meeting, speaking and guiding women from 18-80 on self image, body awareness, and sexual pleasure, I knows want women are craving and missing in their romantic and sexual lives.

On March 6, 2016, Shelly will share with the women of our world the following Talk:

Sexual Empowerment: A candid talk on the importance of nurturing and developing women’s sexuality.

– How to be intimately connected to one’s sexual self

– How to nurture and guide our daughter to become responsible and empowered sexual beings

-How to communicate your needs and wants without shame.

– The importance of “Girl Time” and Female Bonding.

hodanHodan Nalayeh is a change maker, known for her commitment to self empowerment, entrepreneurship, and Somali communities. She is a passionate TV Personality who is the Founder of Integration TV, The First English Somali TV.

Born in Somalia, raised in Canada, educated with a Bachelor of Communication Studies at the University of Windsor and Post Graduate development in Broadcast Journalism at Seneca College, Hodan is a strong advocate of education in academics, but more importantly, life education.

She travels around the world engaging with Somali youth on the importance of self knowledge, self determination and courage. Hodan’s strong social media following has created a demand for her empowering speeches about the trials of growing up in the west as a Somali youth and the challenges of being a single parent.

She is currently working on her first book.

Hodan will be sharing some of her story and enlightening our women on the blessings of ‘Resiliency‘ through finding your own ‘Passion‘ and working it …in this new world of global integration 🙂


Besides media production and consultancy, Nalayeh does a lot of volunteer and advocacy work for the Somali community. She founded the Somali Refugee Awareness Project, which in 2011 presented the veteran Somali artist Saado Ali Warsame with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In this capacity, Nalayeh also works closely with a number of non-profit organizations.


Abby McDonaldTALK TOPIC: “The Rise of The Divine Feminine And How It Applies To Business & Life”

With the rise of the divine feminine, and the Spiritual Awakening, women all over the world are emerging as leaders.

A divine call for our natural, nurturing ability is requiring us to unleash and reclaim our feminine or “shakti” power by releasing old beliefs of feeling unworthy, so that we may step into our power and live in the space of our authentic self.

A divine task is at hand that requires us to spread our feminine, magnificence with the world.

Behold, a New World is emerging where feminine intuition will reign over logic, love will reign over fear and truth over Illusions.

Join us in a celebration of women as Life Coach & Inspirational Speaker, Abby McDonald discusses why it’s time more than ever for women to rise into the fullness of who we really are.

BIO: Abby McDonald knows what it’s like to live life fiercely and courageously.

She started out her career in the Financial Services Industry 17 years ago with the intent of becoming a trader only to be fired to her dismay. Through a lot of soul searching she stumbled upon the Executive Search business 13 years ago, while successfully running her own firm for the past 6 years called Dynamic Synergy Group Inc.

Abby has coached and interviewed many people over the years and has developed a love and passion for helping women to find the answers from within.

A Life Coach, Writer and regular contributor for several Women’s Empowerment Magazines and Blogs, such as Infinity Magazine Canada, Project Eve, Simply Woman Magazine, Your Bella Life Magazine, Career Girl Network, HerFuture, Conscious Shift Community, Beliefnet, Owningpink to name a few, Abby’s on a mission to inspire, empower and transform the hearts of women all over the world to allow their authentic selves to emerge in the forefront of their lives.

Abby’s spiritually, infused message of deliverance, consciousness and freedom to be who you are audaciously, continues to renew the hearts and minds of many with the intent of awakening the empress within.

Check out her blog at for weekly advice on living your highest, most vibrant Self.


jacinth tealJACINTH TRACEY PhD, Founder and CEO – Wired2Succeed Leadership.

TOPIC: DISCOVER 5 Essential Leadership Skills for Life Success

Do you ever wonder why some women seem to be so successful in their personal and professional life while others struggle to achieve their dreams?

What would it feel like if you too could live an authentic and successful life that brings you happiness, financial success, and better personal relationships?

How much more could you do for yourself, your family, and the world at large?

You can indeed improve your chances for life success―all you need to do is step into your leadership.

Leadership isn’t just for CEOs, business owners, speakers, community leaders or subject matter experts. Leadership is for every woman who wants to increase her chances of achieving success in every day life. Every woman has inborn leadership qualities which she can develop and use across a variety of social roles. You can use your leadership skills in your role as a mother, partner/wife, sister, friend, employee and for your own personal development.

Increasing your leadership skills can also reduce the depression, anger, anxiety, and resentment that often comes with being a passive observer in your own life. My personal journey from passive observer to active participant in my life is proof that adopting key leadership skills is essential for finding happiness and for achieving personal and professional success.

In this talk I’ll share with you 5 essential skills that you can immediately use to step up your leadership in your everyday life. Your life success depends on your leadership.

© 2016 Jacinth Tracey | Wired2Succeed Leadership


vicHolistic Psychotherapist Victoria Lorient-Faibish

If you have questions about Dating in an Empowered way, Relationship Rescue 911, Commitment Phobia, Fighting Fairly and Passionate Marriage, Relationship Expert/Registered Psychotherapist and Holistic Psychotherapist Victoria Lorient-Faibish has answers!

Fresh off of the successful launch of her new book Connecting: Rewire Your Relationship-Culture, Victoria Lorient-Faibish RP, MEd, CCC is back to talk, meet and greet, answer questions and sign books!

She will also be doing a small talk about Relationship Rescue 911

“…if you wish to transform your life and your relationships,
the path lies within these pages.” – Says Dini Petty about Victoria’s new book!

Combined-2Excerpt from the new book!

”The kinds of relationships I think are worth fighting for are not drama-filled like the Hollywood-endorsed relationships people frequently see today. I am speaking of the stuff of creating long-term, healthy, functional, passionate relationships that can stand the test of time and provide a healing elixir that can quite possibly render neutral and harmless a multi-generational destructive and dysfunctional pattern.”

Dini Petty wrote the forward for the book, saying : “This book would have made my journey shorter and easier. It will guide you through your family matrix, into dating in the modern world, how to spot relationship dysfunction from the start and finally lead you into healthy relationships and enduring marriages.”




Jimmy Kincaid and The Smokin’ Guns


This unique group of world class musicians came together to bring to life the music that has been flowing from Jimmy from a very early age. Having played live through out Ontario as well as having their music played in England, Spain, France, and Japan overseas, And heard through out The United States.

This band shows no signs of slowing down! The lyrics take you on a very special trip combined with the music you will feel like the music is specially written just for you!

…more Surprise & Delights to Come!


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